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  • Season 13 Episode 15: John Cusack

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Kinkajou

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Ferret

    - What turns you on?
    Energy

    - What turns you off?
    Passivity

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I like hearing the sound of a Home Run

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    When it's against the Cubs

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    3 top contenders. I'd say F**k, motherf****r, and c**t. This is cable, right? I'm not gonna get beeped? But they're the best, they sound like what they mean, they're just very satisfying

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I think probably a musician

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Anything dealing with morgues and death bodies

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    What happened?

  • Season 13 Episode 11: Billy Crystal (II)

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Truth

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Hate

    - What turns you on?
    Something I haven't seen before

    - What turns you off?
    Something I've seen before, nothing fresh, nothing new

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The sound of my breathing when I wake up

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Anything that comes from the White House

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    I like F**k, because F**k is the Shalom of curse words. It can be anything. He's a f**ker, f**k you, f**k me, what a f**king stupid idea, what are you, crazy? F**k you, f**k me, f**k everything, it's the Shalom of curse words

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Baseball, anything Baseball

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Baseball, anything Baseball laughing. Do you see how big these questions are? Anything in Math, mathematician, anything in math would be bad

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Lenny Bruce is gonna do 10 minutes and then you're on

  • Season 13 Episode 7: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Imply

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Infer

    - What turns you on?
    Well, to be honest, that's really none of your business, but if pushed I would have to say pornography

    - What turns you off?
    Flowers, romantic walks, chocolates

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I love the sound of people that I love laughing

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    A loud jack-hammer

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Well, I really think that F**k is divine. I love the word F**k. It can be used for good, for bad, and it's emotional, it has everything

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would like to be, I wish I had the ability to be a sculptor or a water-colorist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I would not like to be a prostitute, it would be a drag

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Get the f**k in here!

  • Season 13 Episode 3: Matt Damon

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    C**t

    - What is your least favorite word?
    C**t

    - What turns you on?
    People who are curious, intellectually curious or creatively curious. Like Robert DeNiro

    - What turns you off?
    People who aren't intellectually curious or creatively curious. Just like our President

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I know this is a popular one, but it's absolutely true, it's my daughter's laughing, her laugh

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Screeching tires, that horrible second right when you hear it, this tires screeching, you are waiting for an impact

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    The most versatile one is F**k, because we use it in Boston in all different ways. We use it as a bridge between thoughts, when you are sitting there and you go... F**king... ah I know what I was gonna tell you

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I'd like to be a director

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    There was a job in the french court, it was apparently a pretty good job, but you wiped the King's ass. But you'd had to be a person of some regard to do this, the King had to trust you obviously, but still that's not a job I'd like to have

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    That all of the suffering that you saw or heard about or knew was happening, that there is a point to it, and you'll come in the back, I'll tell you all about it

  • Season 12 Episode 16: Al Pacino

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Anodyne

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Everything

    - What turns you off?
    Lying

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Soft rain outside the window

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Dentist drill

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Oh f**k it!

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    A good doctor

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Well I did it, the profession I wouldn't wanna do because I did it and it's tough, is moving furniture. That's a hard job

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Rehearsal is tomorrow at 3:00

  • Season 12 Episode 14: Hugh Laurie

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Marsupial

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Whatever

    - What turns you on?
    Eye contact

    - What turns you off?
    Financial advise

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I love the sound of the acoustic guitar being played badly. I can't explain it, it's this physiological response, I'm like a labrador lying on his back having his tummy tickled. It physically does something to me that I absolutely love

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Ringing telephone

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k, F***ing, F***ed and all its f***ing cognates

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would like to be a singer in a Rock'n'Roll band

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Financial adviser

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    No hard feelings

  • Season 12 Episode 13: Robert Downey Jr.

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Print

    - What is your least favorite word?
    What do you call those guys who go diving and underground in caves. Spelunkers, it's a terrible title, I mean, they do brave stuff those men and women down there they're underground, they're in the water... but they're spelunking

    - What turns you on?
    Spitballing

    - What turns you off?
    Motives

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Uncontrollable snorting laughter

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Custom ring-tones

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    This is unprecedented, it's got seven syllables, I don't know if you had a seven syllables, son-of-a-c**k-loving-w***e. So precious

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Inventor

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Trespassing paparazzi

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Boy, did I have a ball with you

  • Season 12 Episode 12: Dustin Hoffman

  • During the episode Murray Schisgal is introduced to the audience. Also, Hoffman's wife and daughter are introduced.

  • James Lipton mentions at the beginning of the episode that Dustin Hoffman is their 200th guest.

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Saga, well yes. You know, we have a lot of kids and we for some reason developed a language all of our own. We call it Hoffitalk, and Saga is everything wonderful

    - What is your least favorite word?
    It's 3 words that we usually use as one, Woulda, shoulda, coulda. That hurts more than anything, I think to all of us

    - What turns you on?
    Seeing someone whether I know or I don't, male or female, who is completely out of control laughing

    - What turns you off?
    You see it, when you are outside in the streets, in the park and you see a parent with a little kid, yanking the kid around, pulling him. There's nothing worse than that

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Everyone laughing They answered it, there's nothing better. Collectiveness, the sound of collective joy, and sharing the same information

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Anything that resembles shut-up

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    I worked on Little Big Man many years ago and I heard some guy curse another guy and he called him a smooth-balled-needle-pr**k-butt-f**ker. No one's ever gonna better that

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Well, music. I mean, particularly in the arts where you don't need a kind of a collective joining, like you do in a movie or a play

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I don't wanna be a hunter

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I loved what DeNiro said. DeNiro said, "Well, here's a guy who've got a lot of explaining to do". But the first one that came to my mind is, That's funny, you don't look Jewish

  • Season 12 Episode 9: Tom Hanks (II)

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    I'd have to go with the original, and that would be Dad

    - What is your least favorite word?
    It's two words, bitter compromise. If it's a bitter compromise it's not a true compromise

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Eggshells. Not the kind that you eat, the kind that you have to walk on

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The family's conversation when they are in the other room

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The ringing of a telephone

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Well, years ago it was Horses**t. Now I have to say, it's the old standby, it's F**k

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Quite frankly I would like to try to be a weekly columnist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    A lawyer, that's doing homework for a living

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Ah, different than you thought, isn't it?

  • Season 11 Episode 21: Michael J. Fox

  • Fox's least favorite word is "b**ch".

  • Fox's favorite word is "utopia".

  • Season 11 Episode 20: Rosie O'Donnell

  • (on being asked what she wanted them to say when she got to heaven)
    Rosie: Nice to see you again.

  • New mother Rosie's favorite word is now "Momma".

  • Season 11 Episode 12: Kiefer Sutherland

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    It's latin, Gravitas

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Ni***r

    - What turns you on?
    Hope

    - What turns you off?
    Selfesness

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Guitar

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Brakes

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    It'simple, F**k

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Professional ski instructor

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I would not like to be my accountant

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Why do you look so scared? Don't worry, come on in

  • Season 11 Episode 11: Cameron Diaz

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Unity

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Hate

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Arrogance

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Anything in nature

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Um, contemplating that, the sound in my head, the voice that won't shut up

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k. C**ks****r motherf****r yaktik. Is currently my new favorite one when I picked it up in Nepal this last week, yaktik

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Zoologist, biologist, scientist. I'm a scientist trapped in an actor's body

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Paparazzi

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Nice a*s, nah, just kidding. Good try, nice job

  • Season 11 Episode 4: George Carlin

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    I have to give you more than one. The musical instrument the balalaika, it's just so good to say it. For some reason, Skylark is a lovely word and it evokes a lovely thing of course

    - What is your least favorite word?
    There are harsh words, a lot of them are two words phrases. Harsh words, like dump-truck, ash-can, meat-loaf

    - What turns you on?
    Well, reading about language

    - What turns you off?
    I don't like people who are pretentious and arrogant

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Oh the sigh, the well earned and comforting sigh that comes naturally to you

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The sound of a truck backing up with that beep beep beep. Everything beeps now

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Motherf****r, it has such a balance to it

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I think with the tools I have, I think I would've made a good trail lawyer

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I just wouldn't like any profession where I really had to answer to another person without exception, without a vote

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Now we're gonna have some fun around here

  • Season 10 Episode 7: Tom Cruise

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Yes

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Yes, when they really mean no

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Pain

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I love the sound of a P-51 engine

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    If I'm in the P-51, the silence at 40,000 feet

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Joder. It can be used in any way. It is Spanish. It means so many things, can mean Wow, cool, great, awesome, f**k, it can mean all of them.

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I wouldn't wanna do anything else

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Psychiatry, I would not wanna do that

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    What I would really like to hear Him say is that I helped people, that I did the best that I could to try to improve life of some people. That I did alright.

  • Season 9 Episode 17: John Goodman

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Hiya

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Hatred

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Loud people

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    My daughter when she laughs, when she is extra tired she goes into hyperspace and then there's a special little laugh. It just kills me

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    People who insist on speaking with their mouths full

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Goddamnit, I'd like to be more exotic about it, but that is the one that leaps out on every instance. I wish it was f**k, but it's mundane, Goddamnit

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Musician

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    A desk job. Maybe a lawyer or something like that

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Half an hour

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